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CRA-Logoset-02We’ve won 2 Bronze Awards at the inaugural Community Radio Awards! It was announced last month that we’d been nominated for 2 Community Radio Awards – we’re very excited! We’re shortlisted in 2 categories – Community Development Project of the Year – for shows highlighting homelessness and recovery in Wrexham & Live Event of the Year – for our Focus Wales Takeover.

In the ceremony, which took place on Saturday 10th September at Birmingham City University, it was revealed that we had been awarded Bronze in both categories. We’re absolutely thrilled and its a testament to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

The Community Radio Awards have been setup to celebrate community radio and all the hard work and time that the volunteers involved in community radio put into their stations, shows and communities.

Awards chair Martin Steers said: “I am pleased to be able to recognise and showcase the work of community radio, and hope every recipient goes back to their station and area and shouts about the exceptional output, commitment and service in the community radio sector, from its volunteers and staff.”

To find out more about the Community Radio Awards visit  http://communityradioawards.co.uk

The Creative Media Technology Department at Glyndwr University helped out massively with our Focus Wales coverage. Find out more about what the department do here or come and speak to them at the next Glyndwr University Open Day.

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Stephen-Wild-768x769In the week that the Rugby League Show celebrates its 100th show, we have an special treat for all you avid rugby league fans out there, in a one off special Conrad will be interviewing Stephen Wild as we will be celebrating his rugby league career.

Stephen Wild is a  former semi professional and professional rugby league footballer who has recently retired from the sport. Stephen finished his glittering rugby league career for the North Wales Crusaders on Sunday 17th September. Wild was a Great Britain and England international representative forward, he previously played for the Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants and Salford. Read the rest of this entry »

Singing Streets launch picSaturday’s Wrexham Street Festival promises a bumper day of fun with song, dance, tasty treats, arts and crafts, sport, play and a little history too throughout the town centre from 10 am – 4.30 pm.

The Street Festival includes Wrexham’s first ever choir festival, Singing Streets, which will see 25 choirs and hundreds of people bring the streets alive with singing. Choirs will be singing on Hope Street; Eagles’ Meadow; Chester Street; Queen’s Square; and at Wrexham Museum on Regent Street with different choirs at each location through the day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy wonderful live music. Between 3 and 4 pm all the choirs will join together for a mass sing-along on Queen’s Square, which you can join – workshops and tuition are provided!

Ian Lucas, MP for Wrexham, who has organised Singing Streets with Wrexham Community Choir commented: “The Street Festivals including Singing Streets are all about supporting our town centre. We would love to see as many local people as possible come along on Saturday to enjoy the free musical entertainment and try some of the great products we have in town.”

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EAGLES MEADOW WREXHAM ... Pupils from St Giles school Wrexham  Nicole Jayawardene , Theo Evans and Summer gray with a piece of the artwork presented to them .

EAGLES MEADOW WREXHAM … Pupils from St Giles school Wrexham Nicole Jayawardene , Theo Evans and Summer gray with a piece of the artwork presented to them .

A giant collage to back Wales’s glorious run in the Euro 2016 football championships has been handed over to the talented young artists who created it.

The masterpiece based on four huge discs celebrating Wales’s qualification for the international tournament for the first time since 1958 has been on display at the Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham since June.

The work of art hailing the town’s rich footballing heritage was specially crafted by pupils from Alexandra Community Primary School and St Giles VC Church in Wales Primary School under the guidance of professional artists.

The collage also salutes legendary goalkeeper Leigh Roose from Wrexham.

He played for Wales against Ireland at the Racecourse ground in 1906, when the game became the subject of the first surviving film of an international match, but just 10 years later was tragically killed at the Battle of the Somme while serving in the First World War.

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On the rugby league show today, Conrad will interview Lizzie Jones.

Lizzie Jones will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch next month as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’ in recognition of her outstanding work in raising funds for to install life-saving equipment at Rugby League clubs.
Lizzie, presented the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup to the winning team at the final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday has fronted a hugely successful campaign to purchase defibrillators for community and junior clubs.
The former professional singer launched the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund in memory of her late husband, a Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back who collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing against London Skolars last May.

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